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Error refreshing Power BI dataset using Service Principal and PowerShell

I am trying to refresh a Power BI dataset using a Service Principal and PowerShell. I have followed all the requirements and steps outlined in the following documentation: 
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-support-for-service-principals-using-the-xmla-en...

 

1. Created a service principal

2. Enabled service principals access to Power BI tenant

3. Added the service principal into my workspace (I am using a Premium Per User workspace)

4. Enabled XMLA read/write

 

Here is my PowerShell script:

$applicationid = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
$password = ConvertTo-SecureString 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxx' -AsPlainText -Force
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($applicationid, $password)
$Server = "powerbi://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg/my_workspace"
$TenantId = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
Invoke-ProcessTable -Server $Server -TableName "Dimension Supplier" -DatabaseName "WideWorldImporters" -RefreshType "Full" -ServicePrincipal -Credential $credential -TenantId $TenantId

 

Here is the error that I get:

"Invoke-ProcessTable : The "WideWorldImporters" database does not exist on the server."

 

When I use a normal user account by signing in, the refresh works. However, it does not seem to work when I pass in the service principal. 

 

Any ideas of what could be wrong? 

 

TIA.

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v-chuncz-msft
Community Support

@ihafidh 

 

You may try to add parameter -ApplicationId.

ihafidh
Regular Visitor

@v-chuncz-msft - I added the -ApplicationId parameter but I get the same error. See screenshot below:

 

ihafidh_0-1613406119792.png

 

ihafidh
Regular Visitor

@v-chuncz-msft - Can you check if a Service Principal can work with a Premium Per User workspace? I am using a Premium Per User workspace and I think that is why I am getting the permissions error message. 

ihafidh
Regular Visitor

I was able to confirm that service principals are not supported in Premium Per User workspaces which is why I was getting the permissions error.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/admin/service-premium-per-user-faq#administrative-question...